Rescued this from the junkyard

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  1. Rod Paxalot

    Rod Paxalot New Member

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    I saw this sitting at a junkyard here in St. Louis. She was up on a rack, so I had a feeling they were selling the whole car. After a good look I went home and did some research. Called, made an offer and the next day I drove it home. I was told over the phone they knew the guy that sold it to them and it was clean title. When I got home I realized it was signed and printed in the wrong spot. Speedway Salvage dodged me and wouldn't return my call, even went down there and was stonewalled. Did a hail Mary and sent a letter to the people on the title and...they actually replied and filled out the proper form needed to amend the error! Got the title in my name this week and it is time to get going on it.

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  2. livininharrow

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    looks to be in real nice condition. nice score. have fun with her.
     
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    Congrats ,nice car! In the first pic it looks like the engine is out it is sitting so high. But you say you drove it home or did you trailer it?? More pics!!!!
     
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  4. Wollfen

    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Congratulations on finding this coupe! This model of car is actually getting harder to find and in such original condition! Have fun with it.
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  5. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Welcome, more to the story please!
     
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    congrats enjoy
     
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    Mr C Senior Member

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    Nice save!
     
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    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That's a great story!! Thank you for saving it and enjoy that Fury!!
     
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    Wish we had junkyards around here that still had cars like this.
     
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  10. Rod Paxalot

    Rod Paxalot New Member

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    The torsion bars were turned way up. I took 21 turns out of one side (see avatar.) Ran great and almost made it home with no hiccups. A battery cable came off
     
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    What engine ?
     
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    Good job saving it, I really like the fuselage bodies without a vinyl roof. Please continue with the pictures and updates!
     
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  13. 68PK21 440.6bbl

    68PK21 440.6bbl Senior Member

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    NICE FIND! GOOD JOB! sucks about the paperwork but ain't that the way it is now a daze.

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    Nice find! Why would someone junk a car in that good of original shape? Title issues suck, but it’s still good that the yard recognized its value as a whole car and didn’t just cut it up from the start.
     
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    Welder guy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Excellent find ,right place right time. Enjoy your ride
     
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    Welcome
     
  17. azblackhemi

    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks like a nice project. :thumbsup:
     
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    That was in a junkyard?! Nice save by you. That is a solid looking Fury. Keep us posted on any and all progress.
     
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    Nice. Keep us posted with progress.
     
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    Way to go on the save. I wish I could trip into something like that.
     
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